The Spokane region is the capital of the Intermountain Northwest, serving a population of almost 2 million people from Eastern Washington, North Idaho, British Columbia, and as far away as Alaska and Montana. It is a major health care, transportation, education and recreation hub.
Spokane has a diversified economy that includes advance manufacturing, aerospace, agriculture, education, finance, insurance, life sciences, health services, logistics and distribution and is also the largest labor market in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.
Spokane is one of the most affordable areas to operate or start a business. Labor costs, residential and commercial real estate and utility rates are among the lowest in the region and across the nation.